Dr Reza Haqshenas

University College London

Professional/research interests:
My research interests lie in the interface between physical acoustics and biological physics, with applications to pharmaceutical, health and biomedical problems. I am particularly interested in developing a theoretical understanding of the nucleation of a phase transition in fluids and tissues mediated by acoustic waves, such as formation of crystals or bubbles in an acoustic field, and modelling the wave propagation in tissues for the therapeutic applications of ultrasound. I have also worked in areas as diverse as statistical signal processing, fault diagnosis and condition monitoring, numerical analysis and high performance computing.

What would you like UKAN to do for you?
To provide the opportunity to develop my professional network and instigate collaborative projects.

How would you like to contribute to UKAN?
I am eager to contribute to the community by: i) sharing my to-date research achievements with other researchers in workshops/seminars organised by UKAN, ii) bringing new ideas and instigating new collaborations,

Software or numerical codes:
We have developed OptimUS which is a fast open source python based solver for solving multiple domain Helmholtz transmission problem using coupled boundary element methods. OptimUS supports a diverse range of transducers, e.g. piston, single element focused, array, focused array.

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